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flyrock incident at quarry

Person at risk from flyrock at quarry

The NSW Resources Regulator has released investigation information regarding a dangerous blasting incident at a hard rock quarry. A worker was inside the exclusion zone when a blast was initiated at...

Worker seriously injured by ejected object

Worker seriously injured by ejected object

The NSW Resources Regulator has released investigation information regarding a worker who was struck by the pin as it was ejected resulting in a compound fracture to his right lower leg at Lynwood...

Excavator uncovers misfire

Excavator uncovers misfired explosives

MinEx has reported an incident where a digger operator has discovered a misfired explosives in the quarry pit. According to the report, a digger was moving rock from the quarry pit when the operator...

isolate hydraulics

Failure to isolate hydraulics on mobile crusher

A failure to adequately isolate hydraulics on a mobile crusher has resulted in a hydraulic pressure related injury at a NZ quarry. A recent MinEx Alert has, once again, drawn attention to a frequent...

zero tolerance for quarry safety breaches says the Queensland mines inspectorate

Zero tolerance for unsafe practices

The Queensland Chief Inspector of Mines has warned quarry operators across the state that they have a zero-tolerance for unsafe practices. In a recent news release, the Queensland’s Mines...

ADT rollover at NZ Quarry

ADT incident at NZ Quarry

An ADT incident at an NZ Quarry has once again demonstrated potential severity of rollover incidents after an operator was flung through the window of the vehicle coming to rest on the right wheel...

failing to report

Quarry operator fined | failing to report two rollovers

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has welcomed a court decision to convict and fine NSW Quarry Services Pty Ltd $30,000 for failing to report two dangerous roll...

fatality at fairfield quarry

Fairfield quarry fatality

Fairfield Quarry fatality A mine worker has died following critical injuries after becoming entangled in a conveyor at the Fairfield Quarry in Central Queensland. The mine worker sustained severe...

AMSJ April 2022